Olumiant ® (baricitinib)

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Does Olumiant® (baricitinib) contain gluten or lactose?

Baricitinib does not contain gluten or lactose.


What ingredients do baricitinib tablets contain?

The tablets contain mannitol that is developed from maize or wheat starch. They do not contain ingredients that come from barley, oat, rye or spelt.1

The active ingredient of Olumiant is baricitinib.2

The tablet cores contain2

  • cellulose, microcrystalline
  • croscarmellose sodium
  • magnesium stearate
  • mannitol

The film coating contains2

  • iron oxide red (E172)
  • lecithin (soya) (E322)
  • macrogol
  • poly (vinyl alcohol)
  • talc
  • titanium dioxide (E171)

This medicinal product contains less than 1 mmol sodium (23 mg) per tablet, i.e., essentially “sodium- free”.2

Olumiant is contraindicated in case of hypersensitivity to the active substance or to any of the excipients.2


1Data on file, Eli Lilly and Company and/or one of its subsidiaries.

2Olumiant [summary of product characteristics]. Eli Lilly Nederland B.V., The Netherlands.

Date of Last Review: 24 February 2022

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